Ditch one of your chores with an automatic pool cleaner

Automatic Pool Cleaners

It’s been a long week, and all you want to do is go for a refreshing swim in your pool. Unfortunately, it’s full of leaves and other yard debris, so you’ll need to spend time cleaning it first. Instead of spending more time doing chores, why not let an automatic pool cleaner do the work for you? We’ve gathered a collection of the best automatic pool cleaners, so you can cut down on your pool chores, and increase your leisure time.


Budget friendly:

Staff Pick

The base of this cleaner is a 36-inch fin disc, which is designed to stay flat on pool surfaces and prevent the cleaner from getting stuck on pool features like lights or drain covers. This model is suited for in-ground pools, and it works well with lower horsepower pumps thanks to automatic water regulation performed by the FlowKeeper Valve. The included hose is gentle on pool edges and tiles, and won’t leave scuff marks. Zodiac has also included an extra diaphragm for the cleaner, so you won’t need to spend on spare parts.

$273 at Amazon

Pentair Kreepy Krauly Great White Pentair Kreepy Krauly Great White

Upgraded original:
Pentair Kreepy Krauly Great White

Kreepy Krauly has modernized its automatic pool cleaners with a much slimmer profile. By implementing SmartTrac programmed steering and the smaller design, the cleaner won’t get stuck in small spots or miss any debris. It’s also equipped with bristles that will help release tough dirt spots on the bottom of the pool. This model is safe to use for in-ground pools made with fiberglass, vinyl, and gunite pools, but be aware that it does not clean stairs automatically.

$440 at Amazon

Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus

Scheduled clean:
Dolphin Nautilus CC Plus

Some cleaners can only collect debris on the floor of the pool, but this model can use its dual scrubbers and traction belt to go up walls of in-ground pools up to 50 feet. For a more thorough clean, there is a top-loading cartridge that can filter fine sediment from the water. It even has a weekly scheduler with three different time intervals (every day, every other day, and every third day), which will start the cleaning process automatically. And it’s all backed by a 2.5-year warranty so that you can buy with confidence.

$779 at Amazon

Doplphin E10Doplphin E10

Best for above-ground pools:
Dolphin E10

Your above-ground pool can have a sparkling clean floor in about 1.5 hours with the help of the Dolphin E10. It’s energy-efficient and will cost you roughly 5 cents an hour to run — not bad when you consider you have one less chore to do. The filter basket is top-loading, which makes it easy to clean out after a trip around the pool. Everything you need to clean pools up to 30 feet comes with this model, and it does not require any additional pumps.

$479 at Amazon

AIPER SMART Cordless Automatic Pool Cleaner AIPER SMART Cordless Automatic Pool Cleaner

Hands-free cleaning:
AIPER SMART Cordless Automatic Pool Cleaner

Have you ever run into an issue with your automatic cleaner where it gets tangled up in its cord and makes cleaning the pool take twice as long? The AIPER SMART Cordless Automatic Pool Cleaner eliminates that problem and can clean pools up to 538 square feet in under an hour. It features super-strong suction, an IPX8 underwater rating, and weighs only 6.6 lbs. It also moves to the side of the pool when the battery is low or a cleaning cycle ends, making it easy to retrieve and charge before the subsequent use.

$270 at Amazon

Sparkling Clean

An automatic pool cleaner lets you sit and relax inside or next to the pool while it does all of the hard work. If you have an in-ground pool, then we think the Zodiac BARACUDA G3 is the best option to tidy up dirt and debris. It works on almost all pool finishes, and the included hose doesn’t leave scuff marks everywhere as the cleaner moves around. And the best feature is the incredibly reasonable price when compared to other automatic pool cleaners.

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